Vocabulary Workshop Level E; Unit 1

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Adulterate

(v.) to corrupt, make worse by the addition of something of lesser value synonyms: contaminate, pollute, sully acronyms: purify, purge, expurgate

Ambidextrous

(adj.) able to use both hands equally well; very skillful; decietful, hypocritical synonyms: versatile, facile clumsy, all thumbs, maladriot

Augment

(v.) to make larger, increase synonyms: enlarge, supplement, amplify antonyms: decrease, diminish

Bereft

(adj.) deprive of; made unhappy through a loss synonyms: bereaved acronyms: replete, well provided

Deploy

(v.) to position or arrange; to utilize; to form up * synonyms: station, organize

Dour

(adj.) stern, unyeilding, gloomy, ill-humored synonyms: harsh, bleak, forbidding, saturnine acronyms: cheering, inviting, genial

Fortitude

(n.) courage in facing difficulties synonyms: resolve, steadfastness, mettle antonyms: fearfulness, timidity, faintheartedness

Gape

(v.) to stare with open mouth; to open the mouth wide; to open wide * synonyms: gawk, ogle

Gibe

(v.) (n.) to utter taughting words; an expression of scorn synonyms: ridicule, mock, deride, jeer antonyms: (n.) compliment, praise

Guise

(n.) an external appearance, cover, mask * synonyms: costume, semblance, pretense

Insidious

(adj.) intended to decieve or entrap; sly, treacherous synonmys: cunning, underhanded, perfidious antonyms: frank, ingenuous, aboveboard

Intimation

(n.) a hint; indirect suggestion * synonyms: clue, indication, inkling

Opulent

(adj.) wealthy, luxurious; ample; grandiose synonyms: rich, lavish, plentiful, abundant antonyms: povery-stricken, wretched, destitute

Pliable

(adj.) easily bent, flexible; easily influenced synonyms: supple, adaptable, resilient antonyms: rigid, in flexible,recalcitrant

Reiterate

(v.) to say again, repeat * synonyms: restate, rehash, recapitulate

Stolid

(adj.) not easily moved mentally or emotionally; dull, unresponsive synonyms: impassive, phlegmatic antonyms: emotional, oversensitive, high-strung

Tentative

(adj.) experimental in nature; uncertain, hesitant synonyms: provisional, inconclusive antonyms: definite, conclusive, confirmed

Unkempt

(adj.) not combed; untidy; not properly maintained; unpolished, rude synonyms: sloppy, disheveled, disordered, rough antonyms; well-groomed, tidy, neat, natty

Verbatim

(adj.) (adv.) word for word; exactly as written or spoken synonyms: exact; precisely antonyms: paraphased

Warily

(adj.) cautiously, with great care synonyms: carefully, prudently antonyms: recklessly, heedlessly, incautiously

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